Well, I guess this means I'm blogging again—more or less. I spent my time off thinking, and reading, and traveling. Now, I've returned to writing. Though, obviously, I didn't write a real blog post for today. I just have questions for you.
Today, I’m going to swallow my pride and make an admission. I’m not perfect. I know. Hard to believe, right? But it’s true; I’ve made mistakes in my writing life. Some were minor, some not. Here’s a few biggies. My first mistake was joining a critique group. Not really. The group was fine; it was… Continue reading Mistakes I’ve made as a writer … so far
In previous posts, I’ve told you about the beta-readers who praised my work, but now I’m going to come clean. One writer, though complimentary on my writing skills, did not think my story was successful. I respected his opinion, and certainly appreciated the time he spent reading my manuscript and writing his critique, but I… Continue reading Story or character, which weighs more?
On this blog, I’ve been chronicling my progress in writing my novel The Brevity of Roses. I announced that it was finished … more than once! Last week, I told you that Kayla had been beta-reading for me and the feedback was mostly positive. Well, this week she finished the last three chapters. Unfortunately, this… Continue reading Who knew brevity could take so long?
Several things conspired this last week to exhaust me physically and mentally. Who knew dogsitting could occupy so much of your time? Of course this was on top of Easter preparations. And then there was the little matter of submitting a requested partial to an agent. Naturally, I couldn’t send it off without another thorough… Continue reading Of dogs and submissions and books